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Huntington's disease 20/06 2018

Researchers find important new piece in the Huntington’s disease puzzle

In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a hitherto unknown error in the transport of glutamine between astrocytes and neurons in the brain of mice with Huntington’s disease. At the same time, it is a relevant area on which to focus the effort of developing a future treatment for the disease, the researchers believe.

Old genes 20/06 2018

1,000 Old Skeletons Will Provide New Knowledge on Brain Disorders

Together SUND, SCIENCE and the Lundbeck Foundation are in the process of establishing a new research centre that will map the interplay between human DNA and diseases throughout history. Focus will be on neurological diseases and psychiatric disorders – and the data comes from bones and teeth.

KFJ prize 19/06 2018

Prestigious Prize Rewards Elite Researchers in Epigenetics and Cardiovascular Diseases

Kristian Helin and Anne Tybjærg-Hansen from the University of Copenhagen receive this year’s KFJ Prize for their ground-breaking contribution to research in e.g. cancer, epigenetics and atherosclerosis. Along with the prize from Kirsten and Freddy Johansen’s Foundation each of the two professors receives DKK 1.5 million.

HPV Vaccine 18/06 2018

Study Examines First Birth Cohort to Receive HPV Vaccine: The Vaccine Works

Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than a birth cohort from 1983. This is the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, who have been the first to study the vaccine’s effect on the general population.

Intracranial Pressure 14/06 2018

New discovery about the brain’s water system may prove beneficial in stroke

Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain oedema in connection with stroke as well as hydrocephalus, also called ‘water in the head’.

Protein research 14/06 2018

Enzymatic barcode reader switches our genes on or off

Identical twins are born with the same genes but never develop fully identically. The reason is that environment and events affect our genes. Tiny chemical groups mark our genes, causing them to switch on or off. Researchers have now discovered thousands of new gene regulatory marks. This contributes in understanding how cells turn on genes and will aid in the development of new drugs to combat cancer.

CHSP 14/06 2018

Copenhagen Health Science Partners Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The research partnership between UCPH and the Capital Region of Denmark, which pairs clinicians with laboratory researchers in the hope of shortening the path from research to treatment, can celebrate its one-year anniversary today – while getting ready to expand. One of the first group leaders in the partnership takes stock of the development so far.

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